Ortronics signs agreement with C-Tech Associates

Sept. 16, 2003
Sept. 16, 2003 - Company will use C-Tech training program.

Ortronics Inc., in a move designed to support the growing need for entry-level telecommunications technicians, has signed a program recognizer agreement with C-Tech Associates, Inc.

C-Tech is a New Jersey-based developer and manufacturer of training aids and curriculum for communications networking.

Ortronics made the decision after reviewing C-Tech's Communications Networking Programs for content, and applicability to the marketplace. Company representatives noted C-Tech's certifications known as Network Cabling Specialist and Voice Communications Professional; and will promote the hiring of C-Tech certified technicians to its national and global network of installers.

"Ortronics' dedication to the future of data and telecommunications is exemplified through our involvement with educational programs such as C-Tech's course offering. C-Tech efforts provide the necessary basic tools and training in preparing students for the advanced age of technology," states Cynthia Montstream, Ortronics vice president of training and standards. "We are pleased to recognize C-Tech's commitment for the betterment of these students as they begin their careers."

Ken Lowenstein, director of marketing for C-Tech, says C-Tech took an innovative approach in the development of its training programs.

"Early on we recognized a need for trained technicians at an entry-level wage," states Lowenstein. "It is very important to deliver the technology at a level that addresses the majority of the population and still provides the much-needed skills."

Since entering the educational/training market in 1995, C-Tech has established a network of more than 300 training facilities throughout the country. These are held at vocational and comprehensive high schools, community colleges, labor unions, community and faith-based organizations, job corps centers and correctional institutions.

These training sites are equipped with the resources, knowledge and skills to provide entry-level job training to any individual regardless of age or background. More than 20,000 individuals possess the telecommunications skills and knowledge base to work as technicians, sales associates, customer service representatives or a number of other positions.

"Ortronics sees the C-Tech training program as a complement of the Ortronics certified training program. Once equipped with the basic skill sets of the industry, C-Tech graduates when hired by an Ortronics Certified Installer, will be better prepared for the advanced training that Ortronics offers and requires as part of our rigorous certification program," says Montstream.

Ortronics Inc., a manufacturer of structured cabling systems, is based in New London, CT. For more information visit www.ortronics.com.

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